As the night wore on Bestwick came out hot on his second run with one of the highest airs of the night, yet fumbled on subsequent tricks and in turn played around with some coping tricks giving the crowd a bit of showmanship as well as humor as he forfeited his final run.
“It was a long day today, said Bestwick. “We didn’t get started until around 10:30 pm and went a little late so I am not going to lie, I was a bit tired up there, but we got it done against all of the rain and increment weather that’s been happening today. We had a great vert final and I came away with a silver medal. You know that is the fruits of not getting your magic tricks out, but tonight was just one of those nights and I had a blast. And I think sometimes you forget that BMX is fun and competing is one of the greatest things in the world. The best feeling is to win the gold, but sometimes you have to do some things for yourself and I just went out there and rode and had a great time. This was another great day at X Games — there was some great riding and a really nice crowd.”
Bestwick, who at the age of 47 is the undisputed king of vert in the sport of BMX adds this silver medal to his X Games resume, one that already includes 14 gold, 3 silver, and 1 bronze. Legendary.
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